Like many organisations throughout Blackburn, St Stephen’s are supporting the Trussell Trust and the Blackburn Foodbank
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Last year the network fed over 300,000 people.
All food is donated by the public and sorted by volunteers. Frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers identify people in crisis and issue a food voucher. Clients receive three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food in exchange for their food voucher. Foodbanks also make time to chat and to signpost clients to other helpful services.
Foodbanks help prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. A simple box of food makes a big difference.
The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks right across the UK. With over 300 foodbanks projects launched, the Trust’s goal is for every town to have one.
For more information about Blackburn Foodbank see their website here.